ABOUT

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES OF PORCELAIN
FABRICATION + INSTALLATION

Moderno Porcelain Works specializes in the fabrication and installation of ultra-luxe large format porcelain panels in the residential and commercial markets. As the only company in North America using specialized state-of-the-art fabrication machines and a proprietary installation process, we are 100% dedicated to porcelain.

By revolutionizing the industry, our in-house craftsmen create endless possibilities, from eye-catching porcelain shower walls, bathroom vanities, kitchen countertops, to flooring, interior and exterior wall cladding, fireplace surrounds, outdoor living and more. As your all-inclusive porcelain source, Moderno works for you.

THE MODERNO WAY

The Moderno Way is defined by our unique turnkey process:
PRODUCT + FABRICATION + INSTALLATION + WARRANTY

What differentiates Moderno Porcelain Works is that porcelain is all we do. From material selection, precise laser measurement to fabrication and installation, we want to create a Wow customer experience.

During each step of the process, we effectively communicate with you in managing the timeline and your budget. Throughout installation of your project, we are respectful of you and your space for an exceptional in-home experience. We have developed proprietary equipment and patent-pending techniques, which our craftsmen use to perfect the art of fabricating and installing durable porcelain. In a fraction of the time and cost, we deliver the best service in the market.

All Moderno craftsmen are experienced, trained, background checked, and committed to your total satisfaction. Each installation includes a comprehensive one-year warranty consistent with the general contractor warranty to the owner.

01Material Selection

It’s all about inspiration! Homeowners and design professionals are welcome to visit one of our porcelain showrooms or we are happy to bring samples directly to the project site.

02100% Custom Applications

We partner with you to define the scope of work and verify the details of each install area for your project with laser precision measuring. Our expert craftsmen will fabricate your materials at our hub and then complete the finishing touches on-site.

03We Stand Behind Our Work

Upon completion of your project, our craftsmen dedicate time to show you how to care for your new porcelain surfaces and each Moderno installation is guaranteed by our warranty to ensure customer satisfaction.

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THE MODERNO STORY

To revolutionize the fabrication and installation of unique porcelain surfaces, a perfect storm had to take place, one that combined the forces of several powerhouse leaders within the industry: the former CEO and CFO of the largest stone countertop distribution company in North America, the former global product manager of Home Depot who oversaw $1 billion in annual materials purchasing, one of the world’s leading executives in the operations of commercial and new home construction, and the addition of a globally-respected expert who developed the tools and techniques to fabricate and install Moderno’s large format porcelain slabs.

Owned and operated by this executive team, Moderno Porcelain Works is exclusively comprised of the industry’s premier authority figures in next-level surfacing.

MEET THE TEAM

ROBERTO CONTRERAS
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
MIKE HEYLMUN
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
DOUG DILLARD
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
BEN SZELL
CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER
ARMIN DEUTSCH
EXECUTIVE VP OF PROCUREMENT & DEVELOPMENT
JULIE KLEINE
MARKETING DIRECTOR
Roberto Contreras
Chief Executive Officer

ROBERTO CONTRERAS

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Roberto Contreras has been in the surfacing industry since 1987 and has made a name for himself as a respected entrepreneur. He has founded and owned several highly successful companies, including CSC North America and Cosentino North America, increasing sales from $0 to $300 million. Currently, he serves as president and CEO of St. Christopher Holdings, a privately-owned holding company (founded in 2009) and DC Partners, a real estate investment development firm.

He has received national and international recognition for his business accomplishments, including Time Magazine’s Visions of Tomorrow Award to Cosentino product, Silestone in 2004, and his Cosentino company was recognized in 2005 by Inc. 500 as one of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.

Mike Heylmun
Chief Operating Officer

MIKE HEYLMUN

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Mike Heylmun has over 20 years of executive experience in the building and construction industry. He was a key partner in pioneering the North American quartz surfacing market and developing an organization that attained over $500 million in annual revenue. In 2000 and working with Roberto Contreras as the vice president of sales and marketing for C&C North America, he developed and managed the introduction of quartz surfacing into Home Depot, completing a national rollout within 24 months. During that time, he established and managed a national network of fabrication partners that serviced home centers, kitchen and bath, builders, and commercial projects.

As vice president of commercial and builder sales for Cosentino North America, he developed the strategic plan to expand the warehouse distribution model for the U.S. and Canada markets. He successfully increased each market to $67 million and $89 million respectively in 2012. In 2016, Heylmun joined Camp Construction as the COO and expanded the multifamily business from four states to 16 with annual revenues swelling from $75 million to $125 million.

Doug Dillard
Chief Financial Officer

DOUG DILLARD

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

In 2002, Doug Dillard entered the stone surfacing industry and has now worked with Moderno Porcelain Work’s core executive team for nearly 20 years. An experienced finance professional in a variety of industries including oil and gas, water utility, consumer credit, mortgage banking, real estate financing and development, and surfacing (fabrication and distribution), Dillard has worked with companies such as Citibank, AquaSource, Cosentino, PKF Texas CPAs, and St. Christopher Holdings. During his time at Cosentino, he managed large accounting operations with over $450MM in annual revenues at peak levels. He also developed and managed all KPI reporting and executive meeting reports as director of FP&A U.S. operations.

Along with extensive experience as a technology consultant, installing ERPs in public accounting and being certified in Microsoft Dynamics and Jet Reports, his accomplishments include being named by the Houston Business Journal as a CFO of the Year finalist in 2017 and 2018. Mr. Dillard is Six Sigma Green Belt certified and has recently become a member of the University of Houston Real Estate Advisory Board.

Ben Szell
Chief Product Officer

BEN SZELL

CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

Ben Szell has more than 30 years of experience in the installation of marble, ceramic, granite, and glass. His experience began in Hungary, Italy, and Austria where he worked with old craftsmen performing restoration work on national historic buildings. Now, Szell is recognized as a subject matter expert in the surfacing industry on fabrication and installation techniques and methods.

His accomplishments include developing the tools for the Gauged Porcelain Tile Panel (GPTP) in 2012 and by 2016 focused exclusively on this market segment. This involved developing the respective tools required to transport, handle, fabricate, and install large format porcelain.

Armin Deutsch
Executive VP of Procurement & Development

ARMIN DEUTSCH

EXECUTIVE VP OF PROCUREMENT & DEVELOPMENT

Armin Deutsch has over 25 years of extensive experience in project management, construction, merchandising, and purchasing. He previously worked for Fortune 100 companies such as Home Depot, where he was responsible for purchasing volumes in excess of $1 billion annually, and with Cosentino North America. His diverse background includes managing construction projects in major U.S. cities, as well as Canada.

Julie Kleine
Marketing Director

JULIE KLEINE

MARKETING DIRECTOR

Julie Kleine is responsible for marketing, brand management, advertising, and public relations. She has more than 15 years of management experience in the publicly traded real estate industry, including global sales and marketing, trade show development, digital and traditional media, and multilingual communications for international, commercial, and land information management consulting firms.

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